Here is some basic Korean terminology.


Definition of  Tae Kwon Do

"Tae" means "foot" or "to strike with the feet". "Kwon" means "hand", or "to strike with the hand". "Do" means discipline, art, or way. Hence TaeKwonDo (foot-hand-way) means literally "the art of the feet and the hands" or "the art of kicking and punching".

 

Tenets of TaeKwonDo

ye ui

:

courtesy

yom chi

:

integrity

in nae

:

perseverance

kuk gi

:

self-control (also "jah jeh")

baekjool

:

indomitable spirit (also "boolgool eui jung shin")

Korean Counting

The first ten numbers in this system are as follows:

1

:

hanah

2

:

dool

3

:

set

4

:

net

5

:

dasot

6

:

yasot

7

:

ilgop

8

:

yadol

9

:

ahop

10

:

yool

 

 

Kicks

cha olligi

:

Front rising kick

jillo chagi

:

thrusting kick

ahp chagi

:

front kick

yup chagi

:

side kick

dolrya chagi

:

round (roundhouse) kick

dwi chagi

:

back kick

Hand Attacks

bahro chirugi

:

straight (return) punch

bahndae chirugi

:

reverse punch

gullgi chirugi

:

hook punch

Forms

poomse

:

form (pronounced "poom-say"), also "hyung"

tul

:

patterns

jang

:

similar to a page or a chapter

 

 Body Part Names

mom

:

body

kwanjeol

:

joint

ulgool

:

face & head

muh ree

:

head

noon

:

eye

gui

:

ear

ko

:

nose

eep

:

Mouth

Blocks

bahkat palmahk mahki

:

outer forearm block

ahn palmahk mahki

:

inner forearm block

sahng palmahk mahki

:

twin forearm block

ahnuro mahki

:

inward block

bahkuro mahki

:

outward block

ahrae mahki

:

low block

cho kyo mahki

:

rising block

Commands

cha ryuht

:

attention

choon bi

:

ready

bah ro

:

return to starting position

dwi uro dorah

:

about face

dorah

:

turn

elosoh

:

stand

gomahn

:

stop (also "mum cho")

 
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